Category Archives: animal rights

Westchester County Passes Tether Law

On Monday, May 20, 2019 the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) passed a tether law to help protect vulnerable animals tied up outside. CLAAW has been working with Westchester County legislators to create a law that will help to … Continue reading

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Westchester BOL Public Hearing on Tether Law

Westchester Board of Legislators 148 Martine Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 April 8,2019 at 7 PM The Westchester County Board of Legislators is holding a public hearing on the proposed tether law. As it stands now they are considering a … Continue reading

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The Chain is Inhumane

We have launched a petition that we plan to deliver to Westchester County. Please follow this link and sign our petition: The Chain is Inhumane! Also please feel free to post the link for the petition on social media. Together … Continue reading

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Ossining Passes Puppy and Kitten Mill Ban

In June of this year, Ossining was the seventh municipality to pass a puppy and kitten mill ban in Westchester County. We applaud the citizens of Ossining for bringing about this important legislation. You can see the law by going … Continue reading

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Westchester County Meets on Proposed Puppy Mill Legislation

On Monday, October 31, 2016, the Westchester County Legislation Committee met to discussed proposed legislation on the topic of puppy mill dogs and cats being sold in pet stores.  Representatives from several animal welfare organizations and concerned citizens were present … Continue reading

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Online Petition to Pass Puppy Mill Ban Legislation Countywide in Westchester!

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY—PUPPIES DON’T BELONG IN MILLS After a series of legislative victories in municipalities around Westchester County, NY, we’ve got a new online petition up at change.org to get Westchester County to pass a similar law to the one … Continue reading

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Port Chester, NY unanimously passes law banning the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores!

Based on a campaign organized by CLAAW, on October 5, 2016 Port Chester became the 6th municipality in Westchester County, NY to pass a law regarding the sale of puppy mills dogs and cats in pet stores.  The law was … Continue reading

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Public Hearing in Port Chester for Puppy Mill Ban

UPDATE: The Port Chester public hearing on the puppy mill law has been rescheduled for Oct 5. Please plan accordingly. The Port Chester Board of Trustees has voted to schedule a Public Hearing for a new local law banning the sale of … Continue reading

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Port Chester Has Passed a Tether Law, Will You Work to Make Your Town Be The Next One?

At the April 18, 2016 Port Chester Board of Trustees meeting a law was unanimously passed prohibiting the tethering of animals unattended.  In addition the law restricts the time an animal can be tethered to no more than 2 hours … Continue reading

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Port Chester, NY is considering a Puppy Mill Ban Law

The Port Chester Board of Trustees will be voting on Tuesday evening, September 6, 2016 to schedule a Public Hearing for a new local law banning the sale of Puppy/Cat Mill animals in Pet Stores!!! Please come show your support for … Continue reading

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